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Psalm 72


The Reign of the Righteous King.

A Psalm of Solomon.

Psalm 72:1   Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.
Psalm 72:2   May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.
Psalm 72:3   Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.
Psalm 72:4   May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.
Psalm 72:5   Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
Psalm 72:6   May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.
Psalm 72:7   In his days may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
Psalm 72:8   May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.
Psalm 72:9   Let the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust.
Psalm 72:10   Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.
Psalm 72:11   And let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him.
Psalm 72:12   For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
Psalm 72:13   He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.
Psalm 72:14   He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;
Psalm 72:15   So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them pray for him continually; Let them bless him all day long.
Psalm 72:16   May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
Psalm 72:17   May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.
Psalm 72:18   Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders.
Psalm 72:19   And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.
Psalm 72:20   The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
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